Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Monday, 23 June 2014

Art & Craft Weekend - Bewdley

On 23rd & 24th August we will be holding our annual Art & Craft Weekend

in Bewdley. We have various locations around the town to accommodate

both individuals and groups who would like to exhibit and also space on

the riverside for those who prefer to bring their own stall. The aim, as usual,

is to attract both professional artists and craft workers and also keen amateurs

in whatever style or medium they operate; additionally we are also pleased

to hear from those who work with community groups.

If you would like more details please contact Maggie or myself and we will

do our best to help.

Bewdley Chamber Maids is a small voluntary organisation which organises

various events during the year including Bewdley Christmas Lights Festival

which takes place on 29th November this year. Please have a look at our

website for pictures of last years event

We hope this will be of interest to you, please feel free to pass on our details

to anyone else.

Best wishes

Ann          01299 404226           lymanhughes34@aol.com

Maggie     01299 404065          maggiedalloway@hotmail.co.uk




                                                                                                               Please reply to:

    A. Lyman

                                                                                                                                128 Kidderminster Road,



                                                                                                                                   DY12 1DL.



Dear Friends,




Those of you who have taken part in previous years will notice that we have now changed the date to the August Bank Holiday Weekend. We feel that the increase in visitor numbers to the town was beneficial.

As usual we are inviting art & craft workers in any medium or style to take part whether professional or a keen amateur. In addition we would like to welcome any antique traders for our Riverside Market.

There are many ways in which you can take part.


1) Our main exhibition area is St. Anne’s Church and you can exhibit your work for a small charge

     (paintings  etc. £1.00 each, craft items – negotiable). These can be offered for sale if you wish, but just

     make sure there is a price attached. All art & crafts are welcome – painting to pottery, floral art, glass,

     sugar craft, jewellery etc. etc. The exhibition is set up on Friday evening from 8.00 p.m. and the              

     church is either manned or locked throughout the event. Exhibits are removed at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday.

     We realise there may be a problem caused by holidays and so we are willing to accept item for display

     at a date to suit you. Please note that we MUST have a list of artwork for exhibition by 16th August

     so that we can prepare a summary.


2) We welcome larger exhibitions from Art Groups, schools or other organizations for which the Guild Hall  

     is available.


3) Trade Stalls – we have space (some under cover) for anyone who would like a stall for either Saturday or

     Sunday (£20.00 per day or £30.00 for both days)


4) Riverside Market (Saturday 24th only). As this is a Bank Holiday it will therefore be hot & sunny (!!)

    so we hope there will be lots of visitors to the town and we will be holding a market on the riverside.

    Everyone is welcome but particularly those selling art/crafts/antiques. You will need to bring your own

    stall/gazebo and there will be a charge of £20 (charities – donations as usual). Please note this is a hard

    standing surface so you will need to bring weights and cable ties for your stall.

    This year we also hope to have ‘Art on the Railings’ – more details later.


5) Demonstrations / Master Classes – would you like to show others what you do? Again St. Annes or the

     Guild Hall will be available.


6) Open Studios - if you would like to open your studio as part of this weekend we would love to hear from

     you so that we can include you in our publicity.


We will keep you informed of any additions to the programme and we are looking forward to meeting friends both old and new.

If you have any ideas please let us know as soon as possible and we will try our best to include them.

Don’t forget Bewdley Baptist Church will be open on Saturday 23rd  with lots of crafts, artwork, and ‘hands on’ activities.


As always, please spread the word to as many people as possible.


Best wishes,


Ann (Tel 01299 404226 / 01384 238729 or e-mail : lymanhughes34@aol.com)

Maggie (Tel 01299 404065 or e-mail : maggiedalloway@hotmail.co.uk)

Mark (e-mail :mark@cofservices.co.uk)
Bewdley Art & Craft Weekend 23rd  / 24th August 2014
I would like to take part in the Art & Craft Weekend
Business Name (if applicable)______________________________________________________________
Tel. No._________________________         E-mail____________________________________________
1) I would like to exhibit:   Paintings – Please advise approximate quantity (if they are very large
    we would appreciate advance notice). Don’t forget we will need a full list by 17th August.
                                                Craft Work – Please advise what type of work and approximate amount of
                                                                        space required
 Payment to be made with list of work or on delivery. 
2) My Group / Organisation would like to be involved – Please ring or email to discuss.
3) I would like to book a Trade Stall at the Riverside Market                                   Saturday                               £20.00
                                                                                                                                                Sunday                  £20.00
                                                                                                                                                Both Days             £30.00
(Charities – usual conditions apply)
Can you please give us some idea of the dimensions of your stall__________________________________
We have very few spaces by the Guild Hall.
Please indicate if you would prefer this if possible                                                                        YES / NO
4) I would like to give a Demonstration / Master Class - Please ring or email to discuss.
5) I would like to open my studio to visitors.
I enclose a cheque for £ ______________   made payable to ‘Bewdley Chamber Maids’ or
I have made payment by BACS to HSBC Bank Account No. 71862030 / Sort Code 40-19-28
Please delete as appropriate.



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